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Patrick Lee · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear...
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The Famous and the Dead

T. Jefferson Parker · Dutton; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The explosive finale in T. Jefferson Parker's New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series, which will bring together the destinies of three men caught between light and darkness.Los Angeles County sheriff 's deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the illegal...
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Welcome to Braggsville: A Novel

T. Geronimo Johnson · William Morrow; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

National BestsellerFrom the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold It 'Til It Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment - longlisted for the 2015...
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Buried in Buttercream

G. A. McKevett · Kensington; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

When wedding planner to the stars Madeline Aberson becomes embroiled in a nasty divorce, her life falls apart and rumors swirl that her parties are total duds. Desperate for work, she finds herself planning far less glamorous affairs -- like Savannah Reid?s wedding to Dirk Coulter. It doesn?t...
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A Decadent Way To Die

G. A. McKevett · Kensington; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid prides herself on cracking even the toughest cases. But her latest investigation is leaving her hungry for answers as she tries to unmask the identity of a cunning, would-be killer. His prey? Legendary designer Helene Strauss, creator of the world-famous Helene...
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Devil's Harbor: A Novel

Alex Gilly · Forge Books
Format: Hardcover

With heart-stopping thrills, a Walter White-esque villain, and a fascinating hero, Alex Gilly's Devil's Harbor is a thriller unlike any you have read beforeNick Finn and his partner and brother-in-law, Diego Jimenez, are used to rough water. As Marine Interdiction Agents for Customs...
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Pacific

Tom Drury · Grove Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In a triumphant return to the characters that launched his career two decades ago, Tom Drury travels back to Grouse County, the setting of his landmark debut, The End of Vandalism. Drury’s depictions of the stark beauty of the Midwest and the futility of American wanderlust have earned...
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The Miracle Girl

Andrew Roe · Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

"An uplifting miracle of a book." - Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home "A winning debut . . . Lively, pitch-perfect and assured . . . Roe's story feels just right for our desperate and despairing time, when a miracle--any miracle--will do." - Kirkus Reviews,...
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The Last Heir: A Mystery

Chuck Greaves · Minotaur Books
Format: Hardcover

Philippe Giroux, estimable patriarch of the Château Giroux wine empire, has tragically lost a son. Or has he? Once confirmed by the court, Alain Giroux’s death will pave the way for his brother Phil to inherit America’s most storied winery. Or will it? Andy Clarkson, Alain’s...
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L.A. Confidential

James Ellroy · Mysterious Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 508
Format: Hardcover

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral,...
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The Humanity Project

Jean Thompson · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home, a dazzling new novel already being hailed as an "instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope." (Booklist)After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged...
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The Humanity Project

Jean Thompson · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home, a dazzling new novel already being hailed as an "instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope." (Booklist)After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged...
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